Weak ISC West Virtual 2020

By John Honovich, Published Oct 08, 2020, 09:57am EDT

"I feel like I am attending a carpet cleaner's convention at a grim little Holiday Inn", said one ISC West Virtual 2020 sponsor.

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ISC West went virtual for 2020 but few went to the virtual ISC West with numerous sponsors complaining about poor engagement and a weak effort.

Inside this note, we show how the virtual event was structured, what went wrong, what competition ISC West faced this week, and the outlook for future online and physical events, including ISC West 2021.

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**** *-****** ***** ********* how ******* *** **** worked:

** ********** *** ******* who ******** ** ** a ******* ***, *** what *** **** '*****' looked **** *****:

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*** ******* *** ********** and ********. **** ***** would *** **** **** a *******.

*** ****** ***** *** the '******', ** *** 'exhibitor **** ******', ** they **** ****** *** just * ******* ******* hosted ****** *** ****'* site, *.*., *****.***'* *****:

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** ******* **** ***** for *** **** ********** with ******** - ****, video, ******** - **** of ****. *** ***** send * ******* **** would ** ******* ** the *******, ** *** example ***** *****:

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**** ******** **** ******** sponsors, *** ****** *** engagement *** **** ** non-existent.

90% **** ** ********

***** *** **** ******** has *,***+ **********,*** **** ******* **** had***** ***:

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90% **** ** **********

***** *** **** ******** has **,***+ *********, ********** **** ************* * ******** ** that *** **** ******* edition:

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**** ** *** ****** that ****** ********, ***** was *** **** ** do. ***** *** '********' were *********** ***-********, *** rest *** * ******* of ****** ***-******** ********, such ** *** *** below:

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Competition **** Week

** ******** ** *** execution ******, *** **** actually ***** * ****** of ****** ******* ******* competitors **** ****, *********:

** *****, *******, **** the *********** *** * major ****** ** *** West ******.

Far *** **** *****

*** ******* *********** ** that *** ****'******** ************ ********* *** **** value **** *** **** in **** ****, *.*., the **** **** *****:

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Good **** - *** ***** ***** **********

*** **** **** ** that ***** ***** *** restarting ** *** *****. For *******, ***** ****** **** ** ** 1,000 ************ *** **** ** to ******** **** ****** soon. ********, ****** *** the ***** (*** **** the **** ***** *** West ***** *****) *** built * ************* **** to **-**** *****.

Bad **** - **** ********** **** *****

*******, *** *** **** is **** *** *** Sands ****** ***** ** much **** ********* *** cumbersome ** ** ** the ****, *** *** ***** *****.

**** ******** **** ***** aisles *** **** ***** people ** ****** ****** maintain *' ****** **********:

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************ **** **** ** be **** *** ****** will ***** ******* ** plexiglass:

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******* ******* ** ****** networking:

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******* ******* **** **** enforce ******** **********:

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*** '***** *** ******* only **** ****** *** seated *** ********* **** and ********' ******* ** partitions:

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***** ***** *** * lot ** (*******) ********, a ******** ***** ** least ****** ****** ** (somewhat *******) ********** ********.

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*** **** ** ***** between *** *********** ******* - * ******* ***** that *** ****** ** no *********** ********* *** a ******** *** ****, if ** ******* **** year, ** ******** ** add **** ******** **** will ****** *** ****** of *** *****.

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**** ** *** **** it ****'* **** ** confused **** *** **** virtual ****. * **** like * ********** ********** for *** ***** ******** tier *** *** ******* out ** *** ****.

** ******* *********** ** not ***** **** ** skip-forward ** *** ******* replays, ***** *** **** if **'* **** **, but ** ***** ** nearly ********** ** *** through *** **********.

* **** **** **** out * ******** ****, like *** ***, *** collect ******** ** ******* the **** ****.

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*** ****** ***+ *** VISCW ****** ***** **** been **** ** * page **** ***** ** a *** ***** ******* videos. **** *** ********* bad, * ** *** know *** *** *********** for ******** **** ******, and *** ******** **** platform, *** **** ****** be *****.

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** ***** **** **** were ********* **** * lack ** **********. ****'* not ********** ***** **** they ********* ******* ****** to ****** ** *** first *****. *** ******* months **** *****'* **** committed ** ***** ****** at ***, ***** ****** that **** ***** ** it ********. ** ** surprise **** **** **** roll *** ***** **** it's ******** ** ***** own ******* *** ***** people's ********. ******* ***** innovative.

* ***** *** *** to ****'* ***** *** been *** **** **********. It *** **** ** more ** ** *******/******** feel, *** *** *** tell **** ****** ** the **** *** ********** live ** **** ***'** typing. ******* **** ** a ***-******** **** *** a ***** ** *** pages **** ** ****.

** *** ***** ** improve ***** ****** ****, they **** ** ** back ** *** ******* board *** **** ** with ****** **** *** people ******* ** **** other. **** ** *** Internet, ***'** ******* ** be *****! *** **** on ***** ****. ** allow ****** ** **** in ** **** ***'* chat. **** ***** ***** be * **** **** feed **** ** ***** one ******** ** **, non-stop, *** *** ***** that * ***** ***** typically ** ****.

*** *** ** *** is *************. ** *** find *** ***** ******** already ** ******* ** websites. ** *** **** emails ** ********* *******. But *** ** ***** you *** **** ** a ******, ****, **** by ******* ** ***** booth. ** *** ***'* get ****** ** * real ***** **** *******, then *** **** ** a ***** ** ****.

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*** ***** **, * do *** ***** **** really **** ** ******* anything. ** *** ****** very ***** **** **** that *** *** **** just **** ** **** the ******* ***** ** commitment ** ******* *** most ******* **** ********** and *********. *** ******** debacle **** ** ***** they ****** ****** **** attendee ******, *** **** online **** **** ** clear **** *** *** care ** *** *** come ** **** * way ** ** ** engaging ****** *****. *** virtual **** ****** ********** out ** ********* ** dollars *** ******** ** value ** **** ** all. ********** *** ** this, *** *** ****** been ****** ******, ** put ***** ******* ****** statements **** **** *** choose ** *** *********.

* ** ******* *** SIA ** **** ** and *** "** ****** and **** ** ******". I ** *******, *** certainly *** **** **** expectations. ** *** ********, we *** ******** ** new ** ** ****** strategies *** ******** ********** on **** ** *** primary ***** ** ****** the ******** ****** ** NA.

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***** ** *** ***** show ** ** **** it. ** *** *** ISC *** ******* **. 2023 **** *******, ****** be ***

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**** **** *******

* ** *** ****** you *** *****... *** may **** ** ***** but ** **'* ***** to **** *** **** gatherings, *** **** *** years *** ***** ** be ******...

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**** ****** "******" . big *******, ****** **********, 4 ** **** *****, mixers, ***** ******** *****, 1000 ****** *******, ****** service, ********* ****** ******, sequined ***** *****, ******* reports **** *** ********* at ********* *******, **** fights ** ***** *****, post ***** "********* ***** opportunities" ******, *** "** are ***** ******* *********" con ***** **** *.*. Ya **** "*** **** Ol' ****"

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***** **** ** ** , *** ** ****** bring **** *** ***** babes ???!!!

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*** ************ ******* *** confusing.

* ******** ***** ******** and ***, *** **** about ** *** ** a ****** ******** ********** at *** ******* *** mentioned *****. **** **** only ******* * **** full ** *** ******** and *** ******.

** ** *******, **** has *** *** *** for ****** ***** *****.

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**** *** *** *** bar *** ****** ***** shows

** ******** ** *** West, **'** ** ******-***** business ** ** **** more ********* *** **** focus ** ********* ******. If *** ******** **** down *** ** **** forced ** ** ******** events *** **** ****** magazines, ** ***** **** our ********** ***...

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*** ** *** *********** would **** ** **** party ***** *** *** event.

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***.

* **** **** ****. I **** ** ** it *** *** ******* has ******* ******** ***** posting ** ****** ***** and *****.

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****'* *** **** ** a *** ** *** posters ****, ****** > preference.

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** ** *** ***** to ** ******* ****** stop *********** **** ** a ******* ** *****, a **** *******. **** a **** ******* *****.

********** ****** **** * full ***** *** ** at ***** ****** ** in * ****** ********, staffed, *** ******** **** video *** *****.

********* ****** ** **** to **** * ******* floor *** **** **** see * ****** **** want ** ***** **** they *** ** * virtual *****. **** *** exhibitor ** **** ** take *** **** ******** they ********** **** *** booth **** *** ******** following, ***** * **** and **** **** **** the **** *****, ****** and ******* *** ** one ** **** ******, seeing **** *******.

* ********** ***’* *** and ***** ******* ******* Seminar. *** ******** ** webinared *** !

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********** ****** **** * full ***** *** ** at ***** ****** ** in * ****** ********, staffed, *** ******** **** video *** *****.

* ****** **** **** idea, ** ** *** closest ***** * **** heard **** ****** **** form ** **** *** would *** **** * trade **** **********.

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******'* ***** ****. **** is **** * *** going ** ****. *** idea **** ******** * virtual ***** ** ******* more **** ******** * video *** *** **** on ***** ******* ******* the ****** ******* ** a "****"...** ** "****" me **** ***'** ***, and *** **'* ****** than ** ******* ********!

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*** *** ********* *** ISC **** ****** *** like *******. *** * bad **** ***... **’* already **** ** *** confirmed ************. *** ***** are ****** *** ****** with ***** ******* **** staff *** ****** **** all **** *** *******. You ***** **** ** quarantine * ***** ** some ***** ** **** way ****. ********** ** you’re **** *** *********. With * ******* ***** coming **** ****/******, * still ***’* ******* **** show ** **********. ***** push ** **** **** NAB *** ***** **** around *** **** **** as *** ****.

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** *** **** **** have ******* **********, **** that **** *** **** of **** * **** for * ***** *****? Less **** ******* *** limited **********. *****’* *** value?

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**'* * **** ********. I ****** **** ***** have ** ****** **** but *** ***** **** they *** ***** ** do. ***********, **** **** been ********** *** **** over ******, *.*., *** take *** **** '**********' into *** **** ***** and **** **** *** the ***** ** **** but ** **** ***** is ******* ** **** traffic, ***., **** **** to **** * **** decision.

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** ************ ** *** Virtual *** **** *** also ********* *** ** the ********. ** ***** have *** ******** *** attendees ** *** ******* from *** ***** ** all. **** *** *** worst ***** ** **** ever ************ **.

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*** *** ******** ** ISC **** ** **** everything ********* *** "********" were ****. ** ** an ********, ***** * was ******** ** *** interface, * ******** *** benefit. * ****** ** the ******** **** ***** while *** ** *** insanely **** ** ******** the ********** *********** *** post ** **** *** CE *******.

***** *** ******, * can *** ***** *** sponsors ****'* *** * huge ******* **** **, and ** ***** ** a ******* ****, *** "booth" ***** *** ***** poor ******** ** **** of *** ****** ***** tradeshows **** *******'*.

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** *** ******** **** to ******** *** ********** certificate *** **** ** ASIS *** ** *******.

**** *****. *** ***** just *** *** ***** play ******* *** **** watching ** ***.

******* ****** ** *** CE ******* *** *** very **********.

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***** ** ***** ** unethical ** ****** ***** a ***** *** *** it **** *** *** CE *******, *** **** that *** ***** ** so ********* *** ***** (or *************?) ** *** way **** ** *** done.

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*** **** ** *** worth ***** ** ** going ** ** ********** like ****. ******* ** an *********** ** *** someone **** *** *** looking ** ***** ********* new **** *** **** for **. * **** attended ** *** ** the **** ** *****. I *** **** ** 2021.

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* *** **** ** understand *** *** ******* was ** **** , given *** **** ***** amount ** **** **** had ** ******* ** . * ***** **** felt **** **** *** to ** *********. *** if ***'** ***** **** to *** ****** ****, you **** **** ******* the *********, **** ** the ******** ** ** in *** *** **** and ***** ***** ** the ********. ***** ** just ** *** **** I ***** ******* **** it ***** ** ********** in *** ******* *****. Maybe *** ***** ** makes ***** *** ******. There ** **** ** substitute *** ***** **** to **** ****** *** look ** *** *** things **** *** ***** not **** **** ***** that *** ****** ** see. ****'* **** * liked **** ***** ** and *** ** ******** take **** **** *** show. * ***** **** back **** ********* ** a ******* **** * didn't **** **** *** out ***** **** ******* I **** *** * walk *** * ****. How ***** * ** that ** * ******* event ? ********* **** world **** ****** ** some **** ** ****** in *** **** **** or ** !!

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***** *** **** ***** amount ** **** **** had ** ******* **

****, **** **** *** 6 ****** ** ****, with **** ********* ******* at **** **** ****** else ** **.

*******, * ***** **** expected **** ********* **** content *** ***** ********.

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*******-******* *** *** ******** accidentally - * ******** agree **** **** **** this ********.

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****** ***-*****, **** ***** you, ****** *******, ******** the *** **** *** continental ******?

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*******, **'********* *****, **** ** *******. It **** ** **** years ** **** ** is **** **** ********* things **** ** *** ok...

*** ***** ******** ***** are ***** ************* ** the ** *** ******** in *****.

****, ***** ** ******** a ************** ******** **** ** 2021** *** ***********. *** clear ** ** **** happen ** *** **** might ******.

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